Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros Years Documentary (Kickstarter)

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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/90590653/hammer-horror-the-warner-bros-years

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    Contributions are from $10 to $300 or more, and a variety of "perks" are included depending on how much you contribute. See the link above for full details.

    This Kickstarter campaign was started by Diabolique Films / Diabolique Magazine.

    It runs until November 18th, and if at least $22,000 is funded.
     
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    Seeing as how this is being produced by Hammer's "official" historian, I see no reason why Hammer couldn't finance this themselves, particularly since they're doing better economically now than they have for 40 years.
     
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    It's finally coming out:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/90590653/hammer-horror-the-warner-bros-years/posts/2072524

     
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    I thought the review stated it was for the DVD version, but it might actually just be for a streaming version of the documentary, as it really doesn't mention any Blu-ray details either.
     
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    Some companies will only submit a link to a movie to watch on your computer rather than send a disc so you may be right.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    Came in yesterday and I watched it today. I'm on a bit of an Amicus kick delving into those extras so that gave a nice perspective for me on this documentary.

    Very well done with nice tight editing, great transition animations and coverage with mostly well shot interviews (only one or two had bland staging and poor sound). I intended to maybe watch half of it over lunch but it proved interesting and brisk enough that I stuck with it for the full 101 minutes and an addition 15 minutes of extra footage the editing together about the unmade films during this time. The fact that they only focus on a few films over a decade allow them to delve a little more into each title which a broad Hammer documentary would struggle to do. This focuses mostly on the WB/Seven Arts partnerships where they directly invested in individual Hammer films; not the films purely distributed earlier and then later. Veronica Carlson had some especially interesting anecdotes as did Madeline Smith.

    Since Warner is reluctant to invest in any extras for these titles it is a welcome look at these films. There's a lot of licensed footage throughout so I wouldn't be surprised if this becomes hard to see in a few years.
     
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    ^^ I can only echo what X-human posted. It is an excellent documentary and disc... and my name was indeed included in the end credits. :D

    It took close to 2½ years after contributing on Kickstarter to get it, but it was worth the wait.

    The Blu-ray itself is well done, being an actual pressed disc. AVC encode with lossless 24-bit DTS-HD Master Audio.
     

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